Since its recent foray into the wellness world, it seems everyone loves turmeric. Originating in India, turmeric dates back thousands of years and has been used for its medicinal properties.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin – which gives it its bright yellow hue – and is rich in antioxidants.We’re so passionate about this spice and its anti-inflammatory properties that we added it to our Detox + Debloat Vitamin.
If you’re keen to hear more, here are three benefits of consuming turmeric:
It supports your liver: Our livers are responsible for many bodily processes – including producing hormones, detoxifying the body, and metabolising glucose and lipids. Therefore, any disruptions to the liver can negatively impact our health. Curcumin aids the functioning of the liver, with its protective and therapeutic benefits, which include suppressing inflammatory proteins, reducing the damage of free radicals and improving the body’s response to stress.
It boosts gastrointestinal function: With its distinctive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric helps to regulate gut function and is useful in the management of digestive issues such as IBS. Because curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory, it can positively influence and strengthen the gut microbiome and immune cells in the body, which can improve gastrointestinal issues.
- It’s rich in antioxidants: Turmeric contains a range of antioxidants, which work to protect the body, and give it its vibrant colour. Curcumin is considered to be a very strong lipid-soluble antioxidant, which protects cell membranes from damage.